Wick pins simplify the candle making process in many ways and help achieve a perfectly centered wick, which contributes to a more even burn. This tutorial shows exactly how votive wick pins are used for making votive candles.
You will need:
–Standard Votive Mold(s)
–2.5” Votive Wick Pin(s)
–Candle Wax for votives or pillars (We recommend Votive Blend – IGI 4794)
–Votive Wicks (C-40 Cotton Core works great for paraffin)
Melt your wax in a double boiler. While it is melting, place the votive wick pin inside of the votive mold.
Once your wax is fully melted, add your desired fragrance and colorant and mix thoroughly. Pour your wax directly into the mold to the top. Save some wax for a second pour because the wax will shrink, forming a sink-hole.
When the first pour is cool, re-melt your leftover wax and fill again all the way to the top.
When the wax is completely cool, remove the candle and pin from the mold. Gently pull the pin out of the candle.
Insert your pre-tabbed wick all the way up through the bottom of the candle and press firmly to secure the tab against the bottom. Trim the top of the wick to ¼”. Now you are done!
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